Monday, May 24, 2021

The Next Project?

Last week I showed off my finally finished seven (and a half) year cardi...

And now... I have nothing to work on. Sigh.

I've been focused on it and the various masks I was making for so long, I hadn't allowed myself the time or space to imagine any new projects. And work has been taking so much of my focus lately. So now I find myself between projects. 

So, while lamenting my lack of projects, I was perusing Twitter, and I stumbled upon this tweet: 

 Assuming the picture posts, you can see what has me enamored, right? That's a dragon. On a sweater. 

The tweet thread helpfully led me to the actual dragon pattern which is called Tahesha the dragon(ess). And this is what it's supposed to look like: 

And... 

I don't need a sweater. But I kind of want a sweater with this on it. I want to knit this. I want to wear this. But I don't really have a need for something with this on it. 

The dilemma. 

I mean, I suppose I could knit this for someone else... Considering how long my last sweater took (see: the seven (and a half) year cardi), that doesn't bode well for someone else being promised the thing. 

I purchased the pattern (how could I not?), and I'm going to practice it (as soon as I print out the massive 29 page PDF), so I'll have it at some point (no telling how long it'll take me to complete as it is an advanced pattern). I suppose I'll just have to wonder at what to do with it once I've practiced it once. Or twice. 

Then again, something else might capture my imagination. Who knows? Everything is wide open at the moment.

23 comments:

  1. I say go for the dragon sweater, why not?!

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  2. Wow, that does look like a very involved pattern. Could you just do a square with the dragon in the middle, then add to the square to make an afghan? Your 7.5 year sweater is very pretty. Isn't school about done for the year for you?

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    1. I could. But I have even less of a use for an afghan than I do a sweater. And yes, school is just about done. Two more weeks.

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  3. I say just go for it and make one for yourself.

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  4. That is a cool pattern. I wonder if it could me altered or scaled down so you could put it on something like a dishcloth.

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    1. I can't scale down the pattern (I don't think as I haven't really read through it yet), but I could always make it with thinner yarn.

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  5. Beautiful pattern! It could be cool on a scarf too ☺️

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  6. A new seven-and-a-half year project! Maybe by the time you're done, you'll need a new sweater.

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  7. I think you should go for the sweater. It sounds like you'll really like it no matter how long it takes to finish.

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  8. Couldn't you use the dragon pattern and make a knitted top? Why does it have to be a cardigan? You could make it without a collar, with short sleeves and have a round neck.

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  9. My proposal is on a different take. Why not make the standalone dragon that can be sewn onto anything? I'd buy that. ~nods~ And I still adore my finger-less knit gloves, by the way. It's too hot now here, but they remain in my laptop bag. Your talent is inspiring. Be well!

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    1. You're willing to buy my swatch? I just printed out the pattern today, so that might be done sooner rather than later.

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    2. I am interested, for sure. :)

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    3. Well, we'll wait until I actually knit it. We can discuss once that's happened.

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  10. Who would not want a dragon sweater? I say go for it.

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    1. It's the sweater part that's sticky for me. Do I need something warm? Not really.

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  11. No project, having a job and most of us need a pay check. My project is a little work here and there.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  12. Hi Liz - love the idea of that dragon sweater - I too say go for it ... cheers Hilary

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  13. Never knew that dragons had names, and Tahesha looks cute.

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  14. I managed to miss this post entirely (it may have been when I was having problems accessing Blogger blogs). Now I can see how epic that sweater is.

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    1. It might be. We'll see if I ever decide to do it.

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